Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly. People with coronavirus may experience symptoms such as:

  • fever

  • respiratory symptoms including coughing, sore throat and/or shortness of breath.

Other symptoms can include runny nose, headache, muscle or joint pains, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, loss of sense of smell, altered sense of taste, loss of appetite and fatigue.

If you notice one or more of these symptoms, avoid contact with others and seek professional medical advice from your GP.  Please note, you should not visit your GP, medical centre or hospital without calling them first.

If you prefer, you can check your symptoms online using the Coronavirus COVID-19 Symptom Checker from HealthDirect or call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080.

In New Zealand, call Healthline (for free) on 0800 611 116.

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